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I'm waiting patiently for the Mistrals. They are apparently tucked away in a Norwegian cabin no doubt surrounded by protective reindeer.

PO had to take the Mistral off due to snow-melt regulations . . . :whistle:

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Middle of June, and still raining quite a bit.  Good excuse to put Red back into the shop and get the new exhaust installed.  Looks pretty, to my eye.  I like the sound of all the exhausts I’ve h

I never got an answer about the maps, I've been using the stock map and enjoying the sound. To be honest I've been riding my sh#tty Norton and suffering with the overrun. Pray for me.

That's what you feel like you get when you are standing at the parts counter..

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For the record, Chuck now owns the Staintunes!

Enjoy'em Chuck!!!

 

Thanks, Laurent.. 

I've been looking for a right one since I got the Mighty Scura several years ago. Pete binned it on the way from picking it up at MPH to SoCal, and beat it up pretty badly.  :rasta:  From the pix, yours are better than my "good" one.  :thumbsup:

Sometimes, patience *is * it's own reward.

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For the record, Chuck now owns the Staintunes!

Enjoy'em Chuck!!!

 

Thanks, Laurent.. 

I've been looking for a right one since I got the Mighty Scura several years ago. Pete binned it on the way from picking it up at MPH to SoCal, and beat it up pretty badly.  :rasta:  From the pix, yours are better than my "good" one.  :thumbsup:

Sometimes, patience *is * it's own reward.

 

 

You're welcome.  :ninja:

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12 days from Norway to Oregon. Not bad!

 

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I think there was $100 worth of bubble wrap alone!

 

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The most interesting think about getting parts from different places is what people use for packing.

 

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I almost want to try Norwegian pizza... almost.

 

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They are cleaner than the last pictures I saw. They are used with some dings and such but so am I, I mean so is my bike.

 

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I can get the band and rivets new from MG Cycle. I even asked them about the price a new connector pipe. They said no one had ever asked that before. They happily sell single mufflers but a new one wouldn't match the other side. I'll do what I can with what I have but really I just wanted a deeper sound.

 

I got spoiled when I heard @Jazzamoto and his FBF mufflers.

 

They'll go on later tonight and there might even be a video...

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Dont know if its the image angle but they look a terrible fit. Does the l/h muffler have clearance on the l/h side of the swingarm during suspension travel? 

 

Ciao

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Dont know if its the image angle but they look a terrible fit. Does the l/h muffler have clearance on the l/h side of the swingarm during suspension travel? 

 

Ciao

 

Oh, it's a horrible fit. Some of it's the angle but the left side is still pushed in from my crash last year. I had pulled the passenger footpeg out but I was afraid I was going to snap the casting so I only did it a little bit.

 

I'll post some better pictures soon as get some advice on how they can be better.

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To get a better fit:

 

1) Remove the hanger bolts

2) Loosen every fastener in the exhaust system

      -  headers (2 nuts each flange)

      -  crossover (4x and the hanger to frame bolts)

3) Wrestle the whole system till you get the pipes where you want them in back

4) Reinstall hanger bolts

5) Half-tighten from the back to the front, paying attention to how everything lines up. 

6) Final wrestling with semi-tight system

7) Final tightening of everything

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I didn't realize the stock clamps are spot welded to the mufflers. Which does make it handy but there was only on clamp with the Mistrals. Two new clamps on order...

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Can someone measure their bike and let me know what these distances should be?

 

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I assume the right side has to compensate for the driveshaft, etc. so they may not be the same. My left side footrest hanger is definitely pushed in. I just don't know how much to pull it out.

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FWIW mine is 3/8 further out on the right than the left. I just measured, but exact measurements won't help you, because I have the high hangers on mine. 

 

The right pipe definitely is supposed to be farther out.

 

Is there any evidence of a crack at the weld on the frame tab where the hanger mounts? I'd hate to see you snap that off.

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right where yours says 4 1/4" mine says 4 5/8" It most likely bent at the weld of tab to frame. It seems the weakest point.

 

the right side is as yours measures

 

 

a heavy/medium scotchbrite will remove a bunch of scratches (linear motion)

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